No sharing of Ramasamudra water: MLA

The largest tank in Shidlaghatta is solely for the taluk, says V Muniyappa

Legislator V Muniyappa has said the water of Ramasamudra, the largest tank in the taluk, will not be shared with other taluks in Chikkaballapur.

Speaking at a quarterly KDP review meeting at the Taluk Panchayat auditorium on Wednesday, Muniyappa said the tank spread over an area of 834 acre. The underground water level in Shidlaghatta has already sunk to 1000 feet. A plan was drawn to supply water from Ramasamudra to Shidlaghatta town and the surrounding villages, but it was not implemented, as it would cause problems for farmers in the area.

“Now, however, a project is in line to supply water from the tank to Chikkaballapur city and the neighbouring villages through pipes,” he added and said a letter would be written to the Deputy Commissioner in this regard.

Smart card problems
Muniyappa alleged of irregularities in the implementation of the National Insurance Policy. Netrapal, the nodal officer, is answerable to all such activities.
“If there are problems in issuing smart cards, the officer should write to higher officials, and not go with agents,” he warned.

Agricultural officers should immediately look into supply of sulphate of potash, which is required for grapes and other crops.

Road issues
Ashoka Road was widened long back, but is yet to be asphalted. He told the officers concerned to finish the work soon, ‘or issue notice’.

He also instructed the Town Municipal Council chief officer to save money under the 13th annual budget to handle the water problem in summer.


“As it is, the town is supplied water only once a week,” he added.
He also pointed out that there are several problems in distribution of food through depots. “There have been complaints that the owners of depots work hand-in-glove with officers, depriving the poor of food. The tahsildar and the Taluk Panchayat executive officer should inspect the depots regularly and ensure nothing of the kind happens,” he instructed.

Banking
Sundaresh, officer of the lead bank, said five villages in the taluk would be selected for implementation of a new project involving setting up of solar power all over and spreading of economic know-how.

“Banking knowledge is a necessity for everyone. Therefore, everyone will be helped to open accounts as  well as given loan facilities.”

Tahsildar Bheema Naik, Taluk Panchayat executive officer Subranaik, president Venugopal, Zilla Panchayat executive engineer Nagappa and officers of various departments were present.

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